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Maxtor 80GB external drive

Tried to use this device this morning--and the blue light on the end of the unit blinks--and does not go on solid--as normal. I can't hear the drive spinning--does it have a power supply in it that can be repaired. I have lots of data on it that I don't want to lose---my laptop doesn't recognize it when plugged in and in Windows Explorer???

Mark

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ImWireless
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SOURCE: maxtor external hard drive is not accessable

- Do you hear any beep sound when you plug in the USB drive into the laptop? - You can also try a different USB cable - Try connecting the hard drive to a different computer and see if it works All those steps will help you determine where the issue is. Please revert back with any other observations. Good Luck

Posted on Mar 30, 2007

Paul319581
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SOURCE: Maxtor External HD - The device cannot start. (Code 10)

ok do 1 think plug it on another 1 pc or lap to make sure that its workin...
if the same msg comes then ur HDD is gone ull have to replace it...with new...(if it dont have warrenty)

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

worldvet
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SOURCE: Computer does not recognize Maxtor OneTouch

Hi,

Sounds like you need to remove the cable, uninstall the software, Restart, and then shut down. Now, from a cold power off power on. I know this seems tedious, but it has to do with the Last Known Good Recovery File and what is in Device Manger.

Now reinstall the software and if the software should call for you to "now" connect the USB cable, do so only when prompted or when the installer is done. Re: the latter, attach the cable. Windows ill say it discovered new hardware, point windows to your CD drive where the installer disk is located and allow Windows to locate the software.

Shut down and restart and your drive should be recognized now when you have a desktop. If not, post this back using the comment box below.

When replying to mine or anyone else's reply please address us in your reply, such as Worldvet: that doesn't make sense, please explain. And so on and so forth. This allow US to track what you've tried and from whom you were provided the solution.

Thank you for you indulgence on this. And, please be aware that, we all here want to see you fixed up and on your way. We all have a pretty good track record. However, there are times when a repair from a warranty service center is the only solution. However, I'm certain we all can get you taken care of and thanks for using Fix Ya.

Regards,
Worldvet

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Maxtor 80GB External HD

1. I need to know the brand name , model number , or motherboard you have

2. I need to know what operating system you are using

and when you say open , in what manor do you mean open , in what way are you attempting to open the drive and with what program , so far it looks like you may need to reinstall the computers operating system from scratch , because something is dead wrong , and it looks like a file system error , as if your computer operating system is no longer able to access files properly.

I consider your situation unresolved at this time untill you can give me more information.

I'm trying to reach guru status here in order to help people like you in a far more proper manor.

together we can solve it.

shalom

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

Benimur
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SOURCE: Light turns on but My Computer does not recognize the drive

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand, your described concern unfortunately is a hardware failure. To be more specific, the hard disk (HD) inside the Maxtor OneTouch Mini III.

The Maxtor OneTouch Mini III is basically an enclosure to house the HD and the electronics interface. As you have tried, the interface is recognized but the HD is not and therefore files could not be transferred to or from it either from any PC or the Hitch.

Considering your location, limitations and requirements of transferring files (as well as keeping in mind possibility of recovering the contents of the HD), suggested course of action :

  • open the Maxtor OneTouch Mini III (but warranty would be void);
  • extract the faulty HD and note down the specs;
  • purchase locally a laptop HD that would fit and match (capacity could be bigger);
  • physically install the new HD inside the Maxtor OneTouch Mini III;
  • keep the old HD in a safe place;
  • verify that it works. In some instances, it may be necessary to format the new HD.
or

purchase locally a no name enclosure/interface and appropriate HD and make your own.

or

purchase locally some other form of external/USB storage media such as a large capacity flashdrive, additional memory cards for the camera.

or

every so often, upload your files, pictures to an online temporary storage such as RapidShare.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: BACK UP DATA ON MAXTOR EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

1. plug in the hdd 2. browse to: start -> programs -> accessory -> backup 3. follow the instructions (if you want to back up all your data, use "all informations on this computer")
restore works the same (selecting restore)

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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